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Community Mental Health Nurse (RMN)

Employer
West London NHS Trust
Location
Northolt
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
22 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band 6 Mental Health Nurse to Join Ealing North MINT. Our service is centred around the Primary Care Networks and aspiring to comprehensive engagement with Integrated Care Systems using a whole person, whole population health approach. Our model utilises all the community resources available including health, social care, Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations and local communities and consider resources to support wellbeing outside of mental health services alone. These new teams enable and support people to access mental health services wherever and whenever they need it and support individuals to manage their mental health supported in their local community. We are therefore looking for skilled and enthusiastic individuals.

Main duties of the job

Through this work, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative role of Mental Health Nurse. As a Mental Health Nurse, you will be employed by West London NHS Trust, and will be key in the development of pathways of care in the local community mental health team (MINT). This role would also provide an opportunity to be mentored or to mentor, career progression and continued education.

We are seeking applications from Registered Mental Health Nurses who have experience of working in community services.

The ideal candidate will have:

Prior experience of working across a range of community mental health settings and with a range of mental health diagnoses/need

Knowledge of and experience in delivering a range of brief interventions to patients with mental health needs

Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to use these to strengthen local relationships with the local MINT Teams

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • Professional qualification in mental health - Mental Health Nursing (RMN) with current NMC registration


Desirable

  • Educated to degree or Diploma level with other courses relevant to primary care mental health services e.g. CBT, Brief Solution Focussed Therapy etc.
  • RGN/physical health qualification
  • Evidence of recent and on-going relevant further professional development


Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience of post qualifying work in psychiatry.
  • Experience of supervising junior staff within own and/or other disciplines


Desirable

  • Evidence of experience in a Band 6 position or equivalent
  • Other relevant post registration experience
  • Audit and research experience
  • Experience of teaching/training in a formal or informal setting
  • Experience of working in a primary care setting/ social care/ voluntary sector


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of counselling skills/cognitive behavioural skills, psychosocial interventions
  • Knowledge of recovery approaches as used with those with mental health conditions
  • Ability to interpret research and apply to practice
  • Specialist knowledge of mental health conditions as well as their relationship to physical disorders
  • Assessment and treatment of Deliberate Self Harm
  • Risk assessment/management and crisis intervention skills
  • Use of psychosocial assessment methods
  • Higher level communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to engage challenging and/or acutely distressed patients in potentially hostile and/or antagonistic situations and use de-escalation techniques effectively
  • Sufficient clinical knowledge to be able to make autonomous decisions, based on an analysis of complex presenting problems and judgement about available options, with senior clinical support/supervision
  • Team/self management and organisation skills that enable a number of complex activities and clinical work to be undertaken, revising and adjusting these according to the needs of individual patients and the service


Desirable

  • Computer literate


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Commitment to equal opportunities


Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust

Address

Ealing North MINT

Grand Union Village

Northolt

UB5 6WL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

222-LS-MINT-256-B

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